Howick resident Agatha Myburg (27) is claiming over R2.5m in damages from Damelin for not being able to find a job and the ‘mental anguish’ it’s causing her, says a report in The Witness. Myburg alleges in papers that came before the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) this week that she enrolled to do ‘Cambridge matric’ at the correspondence college and wrote the exams.

She later found out that Damelin has no record of her registration and that her qualification was not recognised.

Damelin is disputing the allegations, saying Myburg did not complete the course. She also did not get the results that would enable her to have the qualification converted to a SA-recognised matric certificate.

The institution claimed its Grade 12 matriculation course – known as Cambridge matric – was an internationally recognised learning programme. On successful completion, the student would be entitled to a Grade 12 matric qualification.

In particular, says the claim, the qualifications were supposed to meet the requirements for entrance into tertiary institutions and enhance a person’s prospects in the work environment.

The case was adjourned for the filing of more papers.

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